The BPRC is designed
to serve the following types of adult male offenders:
Inmates at the
Montana State Prison (MSP), a Regional Prison or Jail, or any
other contract secure correctional facility who are within two
(2) years of their parole eligibility or discharge dates;
committed to the Montana Department of Corrections (MDOC);
who are referred by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) and who
are serving the last 10% of their sentence.
Offenders are not subjected to discrimination based on an
offender's race, religion, national origin, gender, disability,
or political views.
The BPRC is NOT designed to serve the following types of adult offenders:
Offenders with sex-related crimes.
As a general
rule, BPRC does not accept offenders with history of violent
crime. However, each offender is considered on a case-by-case
who have serious medical or mental health problems that
would prohibit or significantly limit participation in correctional
programming and chemical dependency treatment. Again, offenders
are considered on a case-by-case basis. The local screening
committee considers many factors including the following: 1) Nature
and number of offenses; 2) Previous community placements; 3) Behavior
at other institutions; 4) Desire to change and motivation
to participate in programming; 5) Medical or psychological
limitation that could prevent participation in the program
Accepting responsibility and ownership for the cost of incarceration
and correctional programming is an important part of the CCCS
program philosophy. Therefore, residents are expected to
contribute to the cost of their participation in BPRC. A daily charge of $14 for each day or $98 per week will be charged to all residents referred
by components of the Montana criminal justice and correctional systems.
Federal residents will be expected pay 25% of their weekly gross
income. Inability to pay for services will not preclude offenders
from participating in the BPRC program. Indigent residents
(those in arrears $360 or more) may apply to have room and board
Administration and Program Staff
A dedicated team of staff
distinguished by both education and experience provide services
at BPRC. CCCS has carefully selected a diverse, professional
staff to ensure that residents receive the most effective environment
for correctional programming and community transitional services.
View a brief biography of our key staff.
CCCS considers public safety paramount and places
a premium on security. As such, CCCS has implemented a strict
security program for the BPRC. This program includes a secure
facility and complementary security function -- hourly counts, physical
checks, urinalysis screening, etc. -- to hold all offenders accountable
and preserve a safe, secure environment for staff, visitors, and
the general public. These are the following:
monitor residents 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Program
security and public safety are primary objectives for all employees
inside the facility is closely monitored. The program maintains
an average security staff to resident ratio of 1:5. All
areas of the facility accessible by residents are actively monitored
conduct regular and random security counts to verify the location
and activity of all residents. As with all CCCS community
programs, disciplinary action including felony escape charges
are filed against any resident who leaves BPRC without authorization
or who is unaccounted for.
and random urinalysis and breathalyzer tests, staff screen for
chemical use. Regular searches of living and common areas
complement facility security and minimize the frequency of contraband
Due to the nature
of the BPRC program, residents regularly leave the facility for
employment, education, and other activities. Prior to leaving
the facility and upon returning, residents must check-in with
staff. When outside the facility, residents are required
to adhere to a strict schedule that has been approved in
advance by their Case Managers. Any deviation from the approved
schedule will result in disciplinary action.
conduct regular physical checks on all residents who are outside
the facility. This means that staff visit the residents’
places of employment as well as other areas to verify the location
and activity of all residents.
to the facility is also restricted. All visitors—whether
for staff or residents—must check-in at designated areas with
assigned staff and may only access approved areas in the BPRC
62 West Broadway
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406.496-5070 Fax: 406.723.1170
Making the Referral
Referrals to BPRC can be made by almost every segment of the Montana criminal
justice and correctional system including correctional facility
staff, parole officers, local prosecutors, judges, pre-release staff,
attorneys, probation officials, and MDOC staff.
When making a referral, please complete the Department of
Corrections' Adult Community Corrections Division's (ACCD):
Application Evaluation Form
For more specific guidance, please read:
Instructions for the ACCD Application Evaluation Form.
Please submit as many of the following items as are available:
and Commitment papers;
Parole Board Report and Disposition;
Medical Release from Montana State Prison (MSP);
Bureau of Investigation Rap Sheet;
Sentence Investigation Report;
Discharge Summaries from past treatment episodes;
taken by Sentence Review Board;
Classification Summary and Report; and
of Unit Performance from MSP.
submit all referrals to:
62 West Broadway Street
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406.496.5070 Fax: 406.723.1170
Once a referral is received, the CCCS staff and local screening committee
will review the appropriate paperwork (usually within 1 week
of receipt) and determine the applicant’s suitability for the program.
In all cases, referring individuals and agencies will be notified
in writing as to the admissions status and possible start date of
the referred individual.
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